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Bilberry


                                                                                     BILBERRY (VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS)

 

Bilberry:: Has been used as a medicinal herb since the 16th century primarily to treat diarrhea.

During WW2 British Royal Air Force Pilots ate Bilberry preserves before night missions as an

aid to night vision and to help quickly adjust to darkness.

                      CONTAINS::

                                      1. ANTHOCYANIN

                                      2. FLAVENOIDS-(A PLANT PIGMENT WITH ANTIOXIDANT PROPERTIES)

                                      3. ANTHOCYANIDINS-(COMPOUNDS WHICH

                                                                 a. BUILD STRONG HEALTHY CAPILLARIES

                                                                 b. SUPPORTS AND PROTECTS COLLEGEN STRUCTURES IN

                                                                      THE BLOOD VESSELS OF THE EYE

                                                                 c. IMPROVES CIRCULATION

                                                                 d. PREVENTS BLOOD PLATELETS FROM CLUMPING

BILBERRIES- BOOST THE PRODUCTION OF RHODOPSIN (A PIGMENT THAT:

                                        1. IMPROVES NIGHT VISION

                                        2. HELPS THE EYES ADAPT TO LIGHT CHANGES

IT ALSO BENEFITS::

                                        1. GLUCOQUININE

                                        2. QUINIC ACID

                                        3. SUGAR       

                                        4. TANNIN

                                        5. VITAMIN A (FOR SHARP VISION)

                                        6. VITAMIN C (FORMS COLLEGEN, GROWS & REPAIRS TISSUES CELLS+BLOOD VESSELS)

ACTIONS:: 

                                        1. ANTIBIOTIC (DESTROYS/STOPS THE GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS)

                                        2. ANTI-GALACTAGOGUE (DRIES UP MILK IN NURSING MOTHERS)

                                        3. ANTI- INFLAMMATORY

                                        4. ANTIOXIDANT (OXIDATION OF FREE RADICALS WHICH ARE BELIEVED TO CONTRIBUTE TO 

                                                                        PREMATURE AGING AND DEMENTIA)

                                        5. ANTISEPTIC (INHIBITS THE GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS ON LIVING TISSUE)

                                        6. ASTRINGENT (CONTRACTS ORGAN TISSUE REDUCING SECRETIONS AND DISCHARGE)

                                        7. DIURETIC (INCREASES THE VOLUME AND FLOW OF URINE WHICH CLEANS THE URINARY SYSTEMS)

                                        8. REFRIDGERANT (LOWERS ABNORMAL BODY HEAT AND RELIEVES THRIST ALSO GIVES A FEELING 

                                                                              OF COOLNESS)

**THE BERRIES PASS THROUGH THE STOMACH WITHOUT AFFECTING IT SO THE BERRIES WORK IN THE SMALL INTESTINES.

USAGE::

                BILBERRIES-- MAY BE EATEN FRESH OR IN DRY FORM.

 PREVENTS LONG TERM ILLNESSES LIKE::

                                           1. CANCER

                                           2. CHRONIC FATIGUE(MAY RELIEVE SYMPTOMS)

                                           3. HEART DISEASE

                                           4. MACULAR DEGENERATION (DISEASE OF THE RETINA)

COMMONLY USED FOR::

                                           1. BLOOD DISORDERS

                                           2. PREVENTS CAPILLARY FRAGILITY

                                           3. REDUCES CLOTTING

                                           4. STOPS BLEEDING

                                           5. THINS THE BLOOD

                                           6. THROMBOSIS

                                           7. VERICOSE VEINS

***IMPROVES BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM***

ALSO::

         1. EXPELS PARASITES

         2. DISCHARGE

         3. SCARVY

         4. ULCERATION OF MOUTH AND THROAT

         5. TYPOID FEVER

OTHER USES::

                      1. USED AS DESSERT

                      2. BLUE DYE

                      3. COLORING WINE

                     4. JAMS AND PRESERVES

                     5. LIQUERS AND WINES

THE LEAVES ARE GOOD FOR::

                            1.DIARRHEA

                            2. NAUSEA AND INDIGESTION

                            3. STOMACH CRAMPS 

                            4. VOMITING

                            5. COUGH

EXTERNALLY THE LEAVES AND THE BARK OF THE ROOT CAN BE USED FOR

                                                        1. BURNS

                                                        2. SKIN PROBLEMS

                                                        3. SORES

                                                        4. ULCERS

                                                        5. WOUNDS

DOSAGE-----

      BILBERRIES CAN BE USED SAFELY IN CHILDREN 2 YEARS AND OLDER FOR DIARRHEA

                                       4 TO 8 CRUSED/DRIED BILBERRIES ADDED TO 2/3 CUPS OF WATER,

                                        BRING TO A BOIL FOR 10 MINUTES AND STRAIN WHILE HOT

                                        (DRINK SEVERAL TIMES DAILY UNTIL DIARRHEA DISSOLVES)

        ADULTS:: 5 TO 10 GRAMS OF DRIED ROOT

                                            *****PRECAUTIONS*****

BILBERRY FRUIT AND EXTRACTS ARE CONSIDERED GENERALLY SAFE WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS, HOWEVER

FRESH BERRIES CAN PRODUCE DIARRHEA IN SOME PEOPLE AND STOP IT IN OTHERS.

****DO NOT USE BILBERRIES WITHOUT TALKING TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS****

                                                      -- BLOOD THINNING AGENTS

                             THERE MAY BE AN INCREASED RISK OF HEAVY BLEEDING IN THOSE TAKING ANTHOCYANIDIN EXTRACTS 

                             FROM BILBERRY ALONG WITH BLOOD THINNERS.

by Dharitri Valterra